Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Turkish Government Bans Publishing Mein Kampf

Hitler's Mein Kampf hit the bestsellers list in Turkey last March. Now the Turkish government "has refused permission for future printing of" the work:
While no reason for the reprint ban was given, Radikal [magazine- RL]speculated that it may be due to pressure from the German state of Bavaria, which holds the copyright for the all editions of the book except for those in English and Dutch. Copies of Mein Kampf, or "My Struggle" in bookshops at the moment have not been ordered off the shelves.
I've got no idea why publishers would need to get permission to publish in the first place. The copyright & censorship issues surrounding Mein Kampf were explored in these earlier posts:


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